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Pandora's timeless pieces are handcrafted and made to perfection. Pandora celebrates friendship, love and milestone moments in our life that we cherish so much.
In celebration of Pandora's DO motto, bloggers were invited to a morning brunch to see PANDORA’s new 2017 Collection. Their taglines #DOPANDORA along with #DOBold, #DOShine, #DOBloom, #DOCreate, #DOCelebrate and #DOStyle is all about being You! Achieving whatever you want to do and to celebrate what makes you-you and to embrace it.
The collection is divine, from the different combinations to stack your rings, or to add jewels to your charm bracelet are too cute, and the earrings are just perfect for any occasion. Check out the full range at pandora.net!
Thanks for having me Pandora.
Photography credit:Beck Rocchi Photography
Prepare to be mesmerised for when you enter the House of Dior at The NGV. In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of The House of Dior’s debut spring-summer 1947 collection, the National Gallery of Victoria presents the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November 2017.
The exhibition features a magnificent display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed between 1947 and 2017. Rich with history and known for their superb designs, the haute couture collection is exclusive to Melbourne. Each outfit superb expressing their seductively draped necklines and delicate details of each garment throughout the exhibition.
The display features a grand, sweeping staircase leading to a mezzanine level from which visitors can enjoy a birds-eye view of the vast array of garments on show. The stunning feature is inspired by the iconic staircase from the Paris couture house that has featured in countless photo shoots and fashion parades over the House’s seventy-year history. The staircase will capture you in time and sets the mood as the chandeliers elegantly hanging throughout.
You'll see Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 ‘New Look’ collection, which is considered a groundbreaking moment in the history of fashion, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ballgowns and evening dresses, as well as six successive designers following Christian Dior’s sudden death in 1957 recent designs Other .six successive designers following Christian Dior’s sudden death in 1957. These include of Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. And recent designs from the House’s first female Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
A section dedicated to fabulous accessories, particularly shoes and millinery. This room will highlight the work
of Stephen Jones, who has created elaborate headpieces for John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. For this exhibition, Jones has also designed over 50 bespoke headpieces.
Artisans from the Christian Dior Couture atelier in Paris, who will be working on couture garments in the exhibition space during the rest and last weeks of the exhibition, demonstrating the extraordinary technical skills of Christian Dior Couture. I had the honour of asking two talented creative a few questions, as the translator translated in French to the two ladies demonstrating sewing to complete a jacket I asked the following.
How long does it take to complete a jacket?
"It takes about 140 hours to complete" As she points to the red jacket
How many days a week do you work?
"We work 5 days a week, usually from 9-5."
And lastly, do you own anything from Dior?
The two ladies laughed together. "No, No, we just love working for the brand" As the
I then thanked them both for their hard work creating such beautiful garments, they both smiled as they thanked me back.
The exhibition is dazzling and beautiful and is one not to be missed. Experience it for yourself and enter The House Of Dior.
Special thanks to the NGV for having me.
Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman.
Prepare yourself to be amazed and walk into the life of Wallace & Gromit. ACMI brings a fantastic new Melbourne Winter Masterpiece to the collection, and have added it to the list of their well known exhibitions that they hold each winter. The last one I attended was the world of Martin Scorsese, and this year I experienced and enjoyed the magical world of Aardman, one of the world’s most successful animation studios and the creative force behind beloved film and television such as Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run.
I had the honour of meeting the Aardman Animations founders, Creative Director Peter Lord and Executive Chairman
David Sproxton. They were absolutely pleasant, and I thanked them for giving me such excitement during my childhood watching these characters on the telly.
Here are my top 5 reasons why you need to check out the exhibition if you're in Melbourne town.
1) You'll be able to witness ORIGINAL pieces of artwork, including more than 50 iconic set pieces such as the spectacular 5-metre tall
ship from The Pirates! It's so cool, I could have literally spent hours looking at the sets and admiring each little object!
2) There are bits of each show being played around the exhibition next to the set pieces, you'll be able to get a real feel of what it all looks like in action.
3) It's exciting for all ages, the world comes alive in miniatures! You'll get a great understanding of what these creatives do!
4) Shaun the sheep will be there, smiling back at you. ;)
5) After you've experienced the whole exhibition, towards the back is an activity space with colourful modelling clay for inspired visitors to create their very own characters. I made this little guy!
So, what are you waiting for? Rug up, have a squizz at the exhibition and finish it off with a warm bowl of soup at the local ACMI Cafe & Bar.
Exhibition Photography Credit Charlie Kinross